February 2011

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21st February

Hurrah! Just got the gladsome tidings that my little booklet, Walk Wakefield 1460, will be in print very soon - and confirmed its launch date as Saturday, 19th March at the Wakefield branch of Waterstones Booksellers. Waterstones are wonderfully supportive towards local authors, and I'm thrilled to bits that they're hosting this launch/signing session for me (and was also pleased to hear that they're ordering more copies of Wakefield Revisited because they're currently sold out!). So if you feel like coming along next month, hubcap and I will be there in all our medieval glory from 11am - 1pm - you can find directions on the Waterstones website by clicking on 'Store Finder' on the home page.

Mick and I are also getting some coverage on a great website about Yorkshire. The Yorkshire Visitors Guide has loads of information about the county's history, beauty spots, sites of interest and places to stay - and has recently added a section about the Battle of Towton, using a couple of Mike Wilson's images of Mick and the Frei Compagnie. The website also includes book reviews - Peter Algar's historical novel The Shepherd Lord is featured - and since Peter was kind enough to pass a copy of Wakefield Revisited onto the reviewer, it should soon be making an appearance there too!